$30,124
Avg. Salary
$9.96
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$550

Bonus

$275

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Hairdresser, Hairstylist, Or Cosmetologist is $9.96 per hour.

The average pay for a Hairdresser, Hairstylist, Or Cosmetologist is $30,124 per year.

10%
$7.80
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$9.96
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$24.40
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MEDIAN $9.96
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$14k
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$60k
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MEDIAN $30,124
$14,497 - $60,044
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MEDIAN: $30,124
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$0$60K
Salary $14,497 - $60,044
Bonus $51.06 - $2,936
Commission $0.00 - $8,170
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,418 - $58,804
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 158
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $7.80 - $24.40
Hourly Tips $0.63 - $6.58
Overtime $5.25 - $37.50
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $51.06 - $2,936
Commission $0.00 - $8,170
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,418 - $58,804
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 243

Job Description

A hairdresser, hairstylist or cosmetologist generally works in a salon or barbershop. They perform tasks such as shampooing, cutting, styling and shaving clients' hair; cosmetologists may also perform beauty-related tasks such as applying makeup and skin treatments, performing manicures and pedicures, and removing hair through electrolysis. Hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists use many instruments in the course of a day, including brushes and combs, many kinds of scissors, hair products such as hairspray and mousse, and makeup brushes and tools. They use tools such as hair dryers, flat irons and curlers as well. Depending on their specialization, a hairdresser, hairstylist, or cosmetologist might also use hair dyes and bleaches as well.

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Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Tasks
  • Style hair and apply aesthetic treatments per customer requests.
  • Maintain and develop style techniques and best-practices.
  • Maintain and clean work areas and tools.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$25K

$17,680

Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 95 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 57 salaries. A Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 59 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist?

Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist in San Antonio:
"It's what you make it."
Pros: That I work with my sibling
Cons: Under appreciated by clients

Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist in Marietta:
"Stay Honest and Dedicated."
Stay Honest and Dedicated. Always charge what you are worth.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
26%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

Late-Career
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 77%